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Make Bold Statements With Biz Stone’s Goofy New App “Super”

techcrunch.com — After trying to breed empathy with his Q&A app Jelly, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is back with a more light-hearted product called Super. I just stumbled into the unannounced beta of Super, which lets you share statements starting with "The Best", "The Worst", "I Wish", "Check Out", "Don't Ever", or a few other prompts.
Sep 30, 2014

Biz Stone's Jelly Studios is looking past its Q&A app and building new one for opinion sharing, "Super" tcrn.ch/1nHgxrW tip @Techmeme

Sep 30, 2014

This app is supposed to let people “help one another”? techcrunch.com/2014/09/30/sup…

Sep 30, 2014

.@Biz tells me that with his new app Super, "I decided to go back to my roots and build something fun" tcrn.ch/1nHgxrW

Sep 30, 2014

Jelly tells me it hasn't pivoted but it is "dedicating some resources to new ideas" including its new app Super tcrn.ch/1nHgxrW

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Tony Hsieh Steps Down From Vegas Downtown Project

techcrunch.com — Tony Hsieh, the CEO and founder of Zappos has stepped down from his leadership role at the Las Vegas Downtown Project, according to Re/code. Hsieh created the massive $350 million project to revitalize several city acres east of Las Vegas Boulevard and convert the area into a tech hub.
Sep 30, 2014

Tony Hsieh Steps Down From Vegas Downtown Project tcrn.ch/1CFjqN2

Sep 30, 2014

Tony Hsieh et al. complaining about their press coverage is a bit rich. techcrunch.com/2014/09/30/ton…

The iPhone 6 Plus Is Great For Gamers

techcrunch.com — While I hate the word "phablet," there's no denying that it's helpful to have a term for what is becoming a unique category, separate from the smartphones and tablets that came before them.
Sep 30, 2014

I've been doing *a lot* of gaming on the iPhone 6 Plus. It's a fantastic little console: techcrunch.com/2014/09/30/the… pic.twitter.com/wR4EwaeW08

Sep 30, 2014

The iPhone 6 Plus Is Great For Gamers tcrn.ch/1rCmxjR via @techcrunch

There Are No Easy Solutions To San Francisco’s Housing Crisis

techcrunch.com — Today at Disrupt SF, San Francisco Supervisor David Chiu and Yelp founder Jeremy Stoppelman discussed efforts to make the city more accessible to a larger number of residents. That means more housing, of course, but it also means helping residents who aren't in the tech industry to see benefits from the boom in business here.

Cooking Site And Online Shop Food52 Picks Up $6 Million More

techcrunch.com — Crowdsourced cooking and commerce site Food52 has extended its runaway a bit, picking up $6 million in additional funding in a round that's being characterized as the company's "Series A-1." The round is led by Alex Zubillaga of investment firm 14W, who is now joining Food52's board.
Sep 30, 2014

Congrats to the great @food52 for raising another $6 million. techcrunch.com/2014/09/30/foo…

Sep 30, 2014

Cooking Site And Online Shop Food52 Picks Up $6 Million More: ift.tt/1DW0riO

Gumroad Launches An iPhone App With Which Users Can Access Their Digital Content

techcrunch.com — Gumroad, the Kleiner Perkins-backed startup that allows creators to sell digital goods, is launching its first iPhone app today. However, the app doesn't actually do what Gumroad is known for - you can't open it and buy a book, or an album, or what have you.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @k_tighe: Pretty excited about our spankin' new iPhone app. So proud of the @gumroad team! via @anthonyha @TechCrunch techcrunch.com/2014/09/30/gum…

Ebay’s Dark Binary Star Is Finally Exploding

techcrunch.com — eBay hasn't been a big deal since Beanie Babies. Back when an auction was the coolest thing on the web and real-time JavaScript countdown timers were all the..
Sep 30, 2014

RT @rezendi: All credit to @johnbiggs for his bold (and, says me, likely correct) prediction of decline and demise here: techcrunch.com/2014/09/30/eba…

Sep 30, 2014

All credit to @johnbiggs for his bold (and, says me, likely correct) prediction of decline and demise here: techcrunch.com/2014/09/30/eba…

Pebble Gets A Permanent Price Cut, Plus Background Sleep And Activity Tracking

techcrunch.com — Smartwatch pioneer Pebble is hoping to make its platform accessible to more people with a permanent price drop of $50 and $30 for both the original Pebble and the Pebble Steel, putting them at $99 and $199 respectively.